05:10PM | 01/25/03
Member Since: 02/13/99
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We are looking to have a local fireplace dealer put in a gas fireplace in our living room. I am looking at the ones that have a fire box that goes against the wall, but really prefer the ones that sit in the wall. I forgot to ask the store when I went to get some information, and maybe this is a dumb question, but with a direct vent gas fp, generally how is it installed into the wall, and how does it look outside, and who does this? DO the people who install it do it, or will we have to have two different people do this?




03:37AM | 01/27/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
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When you say "in the wall", I guess you mean flush with the wall?
If a fireplace is flush in an outer wall it has to stick out on the outside. That is, the fireplace unit is deeper than the thickness of the wall. It has to go somewhere, so that means some serious work on the outside wall. Depending on what the wall is made of it might mean brick work, siding, or you name it. Then there's painting, insulation, rerunning electrical wires and/or plumbing that might be in that wall....
You get the idea. You're probably talking about a lot of cash. The other way is much cheaper.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited January 27, 2003).]


06:51AM | 01/27/03
Member Since: 02/13/99
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Thanks for your reply. That's what I thought would have to happen, but I was not sure. The wall is drywall with cedar shingles on the outside. There is no plumbing in that wall, but not sure about electrical. Thanks again,




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